We are governed by a very committed board of trustees, also known as the Management Committee. This Committee has corporate and legal responsibility for all activities and functions of the organisation.
The Management Committee meets every two months of the year. In addition, the finance sub-committee meets every two months to approve the annual budget and oversee budget and financial matters.
Rachel Attwell, Vice-Chair
Rachel worked as a TV and Radio journalist and manager in the BBC, ITN and Channel 4 for many years, and worked on programmes such as Today, The World Tonight, Breakfast Time and Nationwide. She was also Controller of BBC World and BBC News 24 and then the Deputy Head of BBC TV News. After her retirement Rachel helped set up and run BBC Persian TV. She now works as media consultant and in the voluntary sector.
Dominic joined the Management Committee in April 2014. He has an interest in law and a background in finance and most recently worked at Perella Weinberg Partners where he focused on UK mergers and acquisitions.
James Nash, Treasurer
James trained as a chartered accountant at Deloitte LLP, specialising in financial audit, and now works in the healthcare sector. He read Law at university, and maintains a particular interest in promoting access to justice. He is the current Treasurer.
Harvey Rands is a solicitor and a partner of the firm Memery Crystal, specialising in commercial litigation. He was Managing Partner of Memery Crystal from 2007 to 2010. Harvey is also Chair of Trustees of St. Mary’s School, Hampstead. He resides in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Joanne is a dual-qualified solicitor who has worked in private practice in New York and Toronto as well as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York. She is currently qualifying as an English solicitor. Joanne has served on the board and volunteered for several organisations and charities in London. She is a resident of Kensington.
Emma Watson, Chair
After reading Politics and Philosophy at Bristol University, Emma worked in politics for many years, in Westminster, Washington DC and Brussels. She has focussed on developing policy for the small business sector, media handling and crisis management scenarios. Having been born and raised in North Kensington, Emma lives in the borough with her family and is currently taking a career break to raise her two small children.